Born September 9, 1958 in Leningrad. He arrived in St. Petersburg from prison in 1995.

Previously he had been doing wrestling but little success achieved. He has many friends among the athletes. After two prison stints in 1977 (premeditated murder) and in 1984 (manslaughter) was "thimblerigger" in Sennoy market, worked under the cover of Kumarin's gang and had the nickname "Malysh” (Babe). He created his own group in the late 80's, by forming under his leadership Tambov gang, Kolesnikov's gang, Kemerov gang, Komarov's gang, Perm gang, Kudryashov's gang, Kazan gang, Tarasov's gang, Severodvinsk gang, Saransk gang, Efimov's gang, Voronezh gang, Azerbaijan gang, Krasnoyarsk gang,Chechen gang, Dagestan gang, Krasnoselsk gang, Vorkuta gang and gangsters from Ulan-Ude. Each group was of 50 to 250 people. The total number of groups was about 2000 gangsters.

He was a manager of LLP «Nelli-Friendship» and the founder of the firm" Tatti" which owned a network of commercial stores.

After having it out with Tambov gangsters he fled to Sweden, there from he spread rumors of his death in a shootout. He returned back after trials on his colleagues had failed. In October 1992 Malyshev and 18 of his closest allies were arrested during the implementation of the operation of the Interior Ministry on the case of an entrepreneur Dadonov. In August 25, 1993 the closest fellows to Malyshev were released on their own recognizance: Kirpichev, Berlin, Petrov. In favor of the release of another colleague of Malyshev - Rashid Rakhmatulin Boxers Association of St. Petersburg, Russia Federation of French boxing, cooperative "Tone" and the administration of the prison where he had been detained, petitioned. Rashid was released, but the supervising prosecutor V. Osipkin who had opposed to that - soon got dismissed from the prosecutor's office.

The trial of Malyshev ended in 1995, he was convicted for illegal possession of weapons on 2.5 years of general regime, but since he had spent 2 years and 11 months in jail, he was released.
Source: "" of 1996

Alexander Malyshev moved to the Spanish Malaga at the beginning of 2000’s together with Olga Solovieva. In fact, Malyshev fled from Russia. It happened in the spring of 1998 after several unsuccessful assassination attempts on him. In the same year he managed to obtain Estonian citizenship. Tt came out that Alexander presented a false birth certificate when applying for the passport, so the Estonian authorities concluded the newfound citizen in jail for a month. Of course, this was not the first criminal record of Malyshev - earlier he had come under arrest on charges of premeditated murder, robbery and illicit possession of weapons.

Malyshev hastily left Estonia after getting liberated and found refuge in Spain. There he appeared as Alexander Langasite Gonzalez by marrying Latin American and taking her surname.

According to the Spanish police, within the period of approximately 2001-2008 they had laundered an amount of more than 10 million euros.

In 2002, Malyshev was arrested in Germany on suspicion of falsifying documents to obtain Estonian citizenship.

Currently Malyshev, Gennady Petrov and Kuzmin Sergey share higher place in the hierarchy of the criminal group they have created.
Source: Novaya Gazeta »? 50 dated 16.07.2008


In the mid of 90's Alexander Malyshev was seen by reporters as follows:

Malyshev's OPG - the most numerous, organized criminal network. It has mafia connections in the middle management of the city. It includes a large number of criminal elements. It is dangerous in a physical clash. The main objective was large commercial entities (including banks). One of the used methods is employing their people at work in the structures and companies, acquiring a controlling stake, and educating their economic workers in the formal educational institutions of the city.

Spheres of influence: Krasnoselsk, Kirov and Moscow regions, part of the Central and Kalinin regions of St. Petersburg.

Hotels: "October", "Ohtin", "Baltic";

Restaurants: "Polar", "Universal", "Petrobir";

Markets: carmarket in the Frunze region, Marshala Kazakova st., and allegedly it is taking control over the Nekrasov market;

Antiques trade, Gambling - especially on Nevsky Prospekt.

Malyshev's residence located in the hotel "Pulkovo"; he had an office on Birchen alley (Stone Island), where he accepted traders and, in particular, met with the chairman of board of the bank "Petrovsky" - Oleg Golovin. Mediator in the negotiations was a citizen of Cyprus -Getelson.

He kept relations with Moscow through a leader of Krylatsk gang, Oleg Romanov (killed in fall of 1994). He created a series of gang firms: call out of prostitutes at home, cafes, saunas, buying non-ferrous metals, etc.

He used Caucasians to obtain debts. Money was transferred to financial institutions (banks) of Cyprus; with its help he sought to influence the largest banks in St. Petersburg. For the money of Malyshev a music center by Kiselev has been created, celebrations «Vivat St. Petersburg! » and "White Nights of rock-n-roll» have been held. He organized the clandestine manufacture of small-caliber revolvers. At the gang meeting in 1993 he secured the drug trade, giving the "Azeri’s» agricultural products trade only.

After Malshev's arrest the Moscow thieves in law tried to get hold of the St. Petersburg criminal activity. Andrei Berzin (Beda) was killed after speaking against it in the Moscow-St.Petersburg gang meeting in March 1993. In the same year there had been attempts on nearly all the prominent St. Petersburg bandits.

Despite the fact that Malyshev had been in prison for a long time, his prestige was still high. He continued directing affairs through his lawyers. His structure consisted of 350-400 gangsters by 1995.
Source: "" of 1996

On June 13, 2008 Alexander Malyshev was arrested in Spain in the high-profile operation "Troika".

Some time after the high-profile arrests journalists were able to broadly understand the essence of the offenses alleged by the Russian gangsters in Spain.

First, they published a list of detained on June 13, 2008 in different cities of Spain:
- Gennady Petrov;
- Yuri Salikov (longtime companion of Petrov);
- Julia Ermolenko (Counsel to Petrov);
- Leonid Khristoforov (right hand of Petrov);
- Alexander Malyshev, alias Alexander Lagnas Gonzalez;
- Svetlana Kuzmina (wife of Sergei Kuzmin, an old comrade of Petrov);
- Leonid Khazin;
- Olga Solovieva (common law wife of Malyshev);
- Ildar Mustafin (Malyshev's accomplice in the early 90's);
- Huan Antonio Felix (Spanish lawyer);
- Ignacio Pedro (Spanish lawyer);
- Julian Peres (Spanish lawyer);
- Janna Gavrilenkova (wife of Victor Gavrilenkov - Stepanych Jr.);
- Vitali Izgilov (Moscow thief in law nicknamed Vitalik-Beast);
- Vadim Romaniuk.

In this sequence their names were listed in the official papers of Spanish justice. Of those, the court released only Janna Gavrilenkova and Leonid Khazin on bail of 100 thousand euros and 6 thousand euros respectively. The remaining thirteen were arrested.

According to journalistic sources, the operation began several years ago. Since autumn 2007 the Spanish police had been actively surveilling mobile phones of the seized gangsters, conducting secret surveillance of them, fixing the guests' arrivals. Within the framework of international cooperation, investigators received information from Greece, Germany and Russia.

The press drew attention that even general parts of the prosecution contain documents with accurate information about past convictions of Petrov, Malyshev, Khristoforov, Kuzmin, and Mustafin. Moreover, the Spanish Themis was aware of who and when had been brought together on trial and how they had met the decade before.

The documents also contain information about the hierarchy in the world of "Russian mafia". According to the Ministry of Justice, after Vladimir Kumarin's arrest in 2007 Gennady Petrov became the most influential figure. It happened due to huge amounts of money accumulated by him, and his relations with senior people in the period from 1996 to 2008. The Spaniards believe that Petrov's relations with Malyshev were not overly close. Nevertheless, Alexander Malyshev was the boss. Thus, according to one report, "Malyshev financially depended on Petrov, and Petrov depended on Malyshev historically. Only Malyshev was able to command and use force».

Near Gennady Petrov the Spaniards put the figure of Salikov Yuri and Sergey Kuzmin. A trusted Counsel to Petrov is Julia Ermolenko. Leonid Khristoforov is also present in the scheme -he is a person specifically responsible for the security of Petrov's business in Russia.

And in the immediate vicinity to Malyshev, according to the calculations of the Spaniards, Ildar Mustafin is. His area of responsibility is similar to Khristoforov's. Personal clerk of Alexander Malyshev is his common law wife - Olga Solovieva.

Alliance of Malyshev — Petrov is accompanied by Viktor Gavrilenkov and his wife, Janna. Thanks to Gavrilenkov the Spaniards added to the adjective "Malyshev's" the brand "Tambov". Indeed, Victor Gavrilenkov - brother of "Tambov gangster", Nicholas Gavrilenkov nicknamed Stepanych, killed in 1995, St. Petersburg .

At one time they lived in peace in one team with Vladimir Kumarin, unless in 1994 Kumarin was shot by nine bullets. Kumarin always believed it was Stepanych who had decided to eliminate him. After the shooting, after which Kumarin lost his arm, it happened so that Gavrilenkov Sr. was buried in the Kiev-Pechora monastery, and in Gavrilenkov Jr. was fired from rifles in the hotel "Nevsky Palace" in 1996.

Victor Gavrilenkov appeared in St. Petersburg only after the arrest of Vladimir Kumarin — in 12 years.

In connection with the interest in the origin of private property and the Russian capital in the provinces of Malaga, Valencia and the Balearic Islands, journalists mentioned Vitaly Izgilova - Moscow thief in law nicknamed Vitalik-Beast. They did not support the point of view that Izgilov was closely linked to the thief in the law of the federal level Shakro-young. They referred to the legalized in the court records' listening of telephone calls by Izgilova. According to the Spanish law enforcement officers, many of the films reflected the stereotype of Russian gangsters behavior in Spain.

Although the charges emphasize tax crimes mainly, all the arrested have been incriminated two combine articles of the Criminal Code of Spain - 517-I, Part 1, 517-I, Part 1, 2. They relate to the organization of criminal community.

Then accusations on the following articles have been claimed: 301 - money laundering, proceeds of crime; 390 and 392 - the falsification of financial and other documents; 305 - tax offenses against public property; 251 - fraudulent contracts.

An analysis conducted by law enforcement agencies allows to assume that since the mid 90's those accused had established in Spain several joint-stock companies of closed type, which received huge funds from the offshore companies of Cyprus, Panama and the Virgin Islands. In turn, those companies laundered money by buying land and houses in Spain through their subsidiaries, specializing in real estate transactions. The Spanish side explicitly described the two main structures implicated in illegal transactions: Inmobiliara Calvia 2001 and Inmobiliara Balear 2001.

Besides the charges of tax evasion at dozens million of euros, the Spaniards accuse those companies of illegal transactions with real estate, and they are confident that they will confiscate the assets of 30 million euros.

A lot of Russians have been targeted in the criminal cases filed against our "authoritative" countrymen, and the Spanish Crown Prosecution Service failed to catch them napping.

Prosecutors believed that the following persons could have been involved in the machinations together with Michael Rebo - the financial brain of "Tambov-Malyshev’s gangs", who was arrested by German police in Berlin:
Sergey Kuzmin (Petrov’s partner);
Salikov’s wife, Marlena Barbara Salikova (a Pole by nationality);
Ruslan Tarkovsky (Mustafin’s Partner);
Suren Zotov (a large merchant from Russia);
Botishev’s family (Sergey's wife Nina, and daughter Anna) is the owner of the five offshore companies in Cyprus;
Tatiana Solovieva (Solovieva’s mother) and Irina Usova (Solovieva’s sister),
Dordibay Khalimov;
Boris Pevzner.

The court of Spain has also frozen 25 million euros, credited to the accounts of the companies controlled by defendants from the banks of Russia, Panama, Cayman Islands, United States, Latvia, Switzerland and the UK.

But the core of the charges is materials received from the tax police in Spain.

Thus, for example, on May 30, 2005 ZAO “Internasion", owned by Gennady Petrov acquired a yacht "Sasha" for 3.5 million euros, but did not pay VAT. That means it concealed 530 thousand euros from the payment. On June 22, 2005 Gennady Petrov introduced seven major land parcels in favor of ZAO “Inmobiliara", and in return received 4000000 shares at 1 Euro per share, for which he did not pay any tax again.

There are hundreds of such examples.

The Spanish government is convinced that it understands how they legalized the money through the JSC to the offshore companies. Then they bought up property in Spain and Germany. Meanwhile it is unclear where the money came to the offshore came from, and whose money it was.

Information: Articles of the Criminal Code of Spain, brought to the members of the imputed "Tambov-Malyshev’s" community:
515, 517 - creation of illegal (criminal) associations - up to 12 years imprisonment;
390, 392 - forgery of an official or commercial paper - up to three years imprisonment;
305 - damage to the state treasury of Spain - up to six years imprisonment;
301 - Acquisition of property, knowingly acquired through a crime - up to two years imprisonment;
251 - attribution of false rights to property - up to four years imprisonment.

One should note that, in accordance with Spanish law, penalties for individual articles might be summarized in sentencing.
Source: on 06/07/2008

Olga Solovieva - Alexander Malyshev’s wife and partner had indirect relations with other defendants. Malyshev lacks economic education, so Solovieva’s knowledge helps him manage the community finance. They laundered funds derived from criminal activity with the help of lawyers Huan Hezus Angulo Peres, Ignacio Pedro Eriho Sierra.

Solovieva collaborated with her mother and daughter - Tatiana Solovieva and Irina Usova, and with lawyer Nikolay Egorovich, who had been running their businesses in Cyprus; as well as someone named Armand who represented their interests in Switzerland.

Regarding the relationship between Malyshev, Solovieva and Petrov, for example, on July 31, 2001 the company owned by Petrov (Inmobiliaria Balear 2001 SL) made a fraudulent deal to sell the boat «Standing Ovations» of 100 000 Euro to the company (Peresvet SL) which only leader was Solovyov.

Money from Switzerland, Russia, Hungary, Estonia and Latvia came to the accounts associated with Solovieva and Usova. Then an amount of 970 972 Euro was transferred to Boris Pevzner, and sent to the company (SBZ Investments Ltd). That Cyprus-based company returned the money to the company Peresvet S.L. in Spain, which invested them in real estate.

The money transferred from Cyprus were cashed or invested. They have cashed 3 100 000 Euro and invested 5 100 000 in such a way. Cyprus SBZ Investment is the largest recipient of funds and hides Solovyov and Malyshev behind it. In reality, that company’s money went back to Spain, arrived in deposits which guaranteed income of Solovieva, then again went to Cyprus, returning again to the name of another person. Thus, inflation of the Cyprus company capital was artificial, and it was necessary to justify the presence of large funds.

According to the indictment, Alexander Malyshev has a general business with the entrepreneur Sergey Kuzmin. Kuzmin’s wife Svetlana is also charged of having knowingly participated in the community activities, and having interacted with Gennady Petrov.

Kuzmin, owns 80% of Spanish companies "Inversiones finantsas inmuebles» (Inversiones Finanzas Inmuebles SL, in translation - "investment in real estate finance"). 20% of the company is owned by businessman Leonid Hazin, who is also appearing in a criminal case.

The firm is located at the same address and has the same phone number as the company "World of Marbella» (MYR Marbella SL) located in the resort town of Marbella. Hazin is its leader, as well as representative of the Swiss MYR SA. As it is stated in the site "World of Marbella”, the firm has been operating from the 1980's and is a part of the" World ", which brings together nine companies involved in marketing, financial planning, real estate transactions, as well as research and development of industrial technologies. The group declared that for the period it had implemented investmanet projects for 500 million euros in Europe. They listed industrial buildings, residential complexes, and prestigious villas, which had been worth of several million euros each. In 2006, the group "World" planned to invest 70 million euros. In particular, they stated the following completed projects on the company's website: recreational complex in the Southern Spain, apartments and restaurant in Marbella and villa in Sierra Blanca.

One of the arrested persons who were considered to be the leaders of a criminal association by the Spaniards, had talked with representatives of the Bank of Russia shortly before his arrest. According to the indictment, on April 3 someone Koba said to Vitaly Izgilovu that he could get a serious interest, if he transferred 11 million euros from the Swiss bank to the Bank of Russia, and thus would become a major shareholder. As stated in the Spanish paper, later a meeting of Izgilov, Malyshev, and chairman of the Baltic Development Bank Denis Gordeev happened in Puerto Banus.

The Baltic Development Bank was established in 1994 in Kaliningrad. By 2000 it had moved to Moscow. According to a former affiliate of the bank, it was founded by a Korean citizen Te, he had good relations with representatives of the Central Bank of Russia in the Kaliningrad region.

Before coming to the Baltic Development Bank, Denis Gordeev was the head of the department at MDM Bank. Affiliate of the Baltic Development Bank, Sergei Medvedev used to be the Head of Cash Operations at MDM Bank, former chairman of the Baltic Development Bank Igor Nizovtsev had also been a member of MDM Bank.
Source: Novaya Gazeta № 50 dated 16.07.2008